When Greta died suddenly in 1944, Margaret assumed leadership of a school with a committed teaching staff and a growing number of children. Margaret remembers that her aunt’s death left the older children without their teacher, within a term of compulsory formal exams that would determine where they would continue their (senior) studies. Undaunted, the children finished their course themselves, working from approved texts and supporting each other. All were accepted into schools of their choice – an outstanding result under any circumstances. Preshil’s emphasis on personal responsibility and community had helped the children to succeed.